Weyland ringtail possum

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Weyland ringtail possum[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Infraclass: Marsupialia
Order: Diprotodontia
Family: Pseudocheiridae
Genus: Pseudochirulus
P. caroli
Binomial name
Pseudochirulus caroli
Thomas, 1921
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Weyland ringtail possum range

The Weyland ringtail possum (Pseudochirulus caroli) is a species of marsupial in the family Pseudocheiridae. It is endemic to the western Central Cordillera of Papua Province, Indonesia.[2] P. caroli is also "known from four localities west of the Star Mountains" and tends to live in montane forest or other hilly areas.[3] Currently the Weyland ringtail is not endangered, but should be "monitored [because] it could rapidly become threatened if either human encroachment or hunting were to increase significantly."[3]


  1. ^ Groves, C. P. (2005). Wilson, D. E.; Reeder, D. M. (eds.). Mammal Species of the World: A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference (3rd ed.). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. p. 52. ISBN 0-801-88221-4. OCLC 62265494.
  2. ^ a b Helgen, K.; Leary, T.; Singadan, R.; Menzies, J. & Wright, D. (2008). "Pseudochirulus caroli". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2008.
  3. ^ a b Helgen, K., T. Leary, R. Singadan, J. Menzies, and D. Wright. "Pseudochirulus caroli". Pseudochirulus caroli (Weyland Ringtail). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, 2008. Web. 14 Oct. 2014. http://oldredlist.iucnredlist.org/details/18507/0